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AROLDIS CHAPMAN RUMORS

Aroldis Chapman’s record-breaking 2014

Aroldis Chapman‘s season started like this… And ended like this after earning his 36th save on the last day of the season… Chapman finished the 2014 season with the all-time record for SO/9 (17.7). The Cuban Missile averaged a record 100.3 mph on his fastball.  For the entire year. The lefty struck out over 52% of the batters he faced, another record. Chapman finished...
Via 60ft6in
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds, Cubs clear benches after Chapman fastballs over the head

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared after Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the top of the 9th of Thursday’s Reds-Cubs game following some tension between the clubs. Chapman struck out Justin Ruggiano to start the inning. Then he sailed a 101-mph fastball over the head of Nate Schierholtz on the first pitch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman gets roughed up in rehab start for Louisville

Aroldis Chapman took the mound in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday and was greeted rudely by Triple-A Norfolk.The southpaw surrendered five earned runs on four hits before being pulled after just 2/3 of an inning. Chapman also walked a batter, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch en route to throwing 33 pitches during a rough outing. So it seems as...
Via Redlegs Review
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Aroldis Chapman shows off post-surgery staples

Last time we say Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, he was being carted off the field after taking a linedrive off his forehead Wednesday night. Friday, the lefty posted a picture of the aftermath. Now, I’m no surgeon, and I’m terrible at math…but it looks like Chapman has more staples in his head than the ball that hit him.
Via Hall of Very Good
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Scary video surfaces of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in face by line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.One of the scariest baseball injuries you are likely to see came Wednesday night in Surprise when Aroldis Chapman was on the wrong end of a screaming line drive hit by Royals catcher Salvador Perez.The ball jumped off Perez's bat so quickly Chapman didn't even have time to finish his follow through. The impact of the baseball striking...
Via Redlegs Review
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Here is the play where Aroldis Chapman was hit

You’re going to be seeing a lot of posts about the terrible, terrible Aroldis Chapman injury from Wednesday and, thankfully, video of the Cincinnati Reds pitcher being hit in the head has yet to surface. That said, there is video of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez at the plate and, subsequently, audio of the injury. I’m told this is legit. (courtesy @RA_Parker...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman carted off after being hit in face by line drive

A scary moment unfolded on the field Wednesday night when Aroldis Chapman had to be taken off the field with a stretcher after getting hit in the face with a line drive.C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer chronicled the whole experience and noted how serious the situation appeared to be.
Via Redlegs Review
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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